Elvis Tribute At Telluride's Palm Theatre

Telluride's Palm Theatre got the jump on everyone else. The venue's year-end fundraiser was a tribute to Elvis Presley, whose 75th birthday would have been January 8, 2010 – had The King not lost his head to drugs, sex and rock 'n roll. But a landslide in Ophir? When the house lights went out, diehards in the lobby turned on flashlights. Following George Gray's a cappella rendition of "Amazing Grace," the house lights went on again and the show went on. Long live the King.

(If you missed the wonderful performance at The Palm, backed by members of the Telluride Choral Society,  you might try Vegas, where Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis” premieres Feb. 19 at the custom-built Elvis Theater in the new Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter.)

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